Copyright  Jeanine Hill-Soldner  2017 All rights reserved.




Algonquin resident Jeanine Hill-Soldner is the owner of Soldner Fine Art Studio located near Chicago, Illinois.  She is an award winning nationally recognized artist with more than 30 years of art exhibition and teaching experience.  Born in Quantico, Virginia and raised in a military family, she moved frequently and has traveled internationally all of her life.  The Artist’s grandfather gave her a set of oil paints at age 12 and by the age of 15 she was accepted as a student in the painting studio of Florida artist Lanier Densmore setting the foundation for her lifelong passion for art.  She has a Master of Art in Art Education from the University of Illinois and a Bachelors of Art in Art Education from the University of Florida.

The Artist focuses on oil and acrylics painting with drawings and watercolors filling her portfolio. She is known for her original works on subjects ranging from portraits and figures to landscapes, still life and mixed conceptual works.  Working full-time in her Crystal Lake studio and exhibiting widely in the Chicago area Jeanine is always ready for the next exhibit or commission and rigorously committed to her craft.  She is creator of the groundbreaking solo traveling exhibit “Memories of Era, Reflections of Our Time” and founder of the seminal “Portraits of American Veterans Project.”.  I was honored with a solo exhibit in 2017 at the National Veterans Art museum featuring “Portraits and Memories: Legacies of Service”.

Exhibitions include more than 140 juried group and solo shows. Her rich and colorful art works can be found in private and public collections in the US and Europe.   Her work and artist profile has been the subject of many feature newspaper and magazine publications.  The Artist’s Profile was featured on the PBS Real Simple TV nationwide, WTTW Chicago, Chicago Fox News and Northwest Herald Multimedia Video.

Artist Statement:

My work invites the viewer to explore the paintings and dive deep into the surface in a dance of discovery.

I am inspired by the changing visual fragments of everyday life.  My work captures the fleeting moments of human interactions with one another, as played out in private and public spaces.   These transitory moments are the subjects that fuel my inquiry into the ongoing dialogue pushing my painting process.   I build deep illusions of space by building layers of color and shapes and carefully orchestrated light.

My colorful oil paintings are considered representational and rich in content that relates to the world of people, places and things.  I grew up in a military family that moved frequently and recorded my experiences in doodles and drawings.  These years of observations fuel my synthesized version of a multifaceted visual world is a reflection of my lifetime of travel from childhood to the present day.

Jeanine Hill-Soldner 2017

Photo by Patti Bell